"I Testify"

Written By: Dahlia McCutchen

Project Overview

  • Title: I Testify

  • Writer: Dahlia McCutchen

  • Type: Feature Film

  • Genre: Drama

  • Rated: N

  • Production Company : UGLY/Open

  • WGA: #1900392

  • Filming: 2020

  • Shooting duration: 21 days

  • Distribution: n/a

  • Status: Pre- Production

  • Budget: $3 million

Synopsis

Dahlia McCutchen, self-published author, writes a book entitled “I Testify” a detailed narrative of horrific magnitude and yet one life changing event that transpired throughout her life. A film that takes you on a journey of brutal beatings, molestation, rape and murderous attempts on her life, Dahlia brings to life the truths about the drug world, the streets and the betrayal of friends who became enemies. Rap Legend Tupac Shakur not only saved her life, but changed her life giving her a story filled with love, hip hop royalty and legends. When the love of music dies, Dahlia is thrown back into a world she once knew. Betrayal, the gruesome cold streets, violence and a world filled with nothing but darkness.

Logline: What happens when you are thrown into a world filled with hatred? Find out, in

“I TESTIFY”

The Cast

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Character Description

Name: (Young Dahlia)- (Nickname): Poochie

Role: Main Character

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: Female

Age:14

Occupation: Student

Characteristics: Fun loving, outgoing, loves hanging around friends in the apartments,

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Character Description

Name: (Older Dahlia McCutchen): referred to as Poochie/Ravian

Role: Main Character

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: Female

Age: 20-27

Occupation: Stripper turned Hustler/White collar criminal

Characteristics: Urban Hustler, cold-hearted, sexy, street savvy, Crazy, victim, sweet at times. Good hearted at times, generous.

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Character Description

Name: Yaya

Role: Mother

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: Female

Age: Late 40’s

Occupation: House wife/mother

Characteristics:  Villain, Crazy, aggressive, abuser, urban

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Character Description

Name: Sister Lenda Holmes

Role: Mother #2

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: Female

Age: 40’s

Occupation: Church

Characteristics: Minister, god-fearing, woman of god, mother of 3, sweet, loving. Always praying

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Character Description

Name: Heaven

Role: Friend

Ethnicity: African America (Light skinned)

Gender: Female

Age:18

Occupation: Hustler, drug dealer, dates only drug dealers and men with money.

Characteristics: Soft spoken, quiet, fake female

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Character Description

Name: KC

Role: Kidnapper/Rapist/Abuser

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: Male

Age: 30’s

Occupation: Drug dealer/ Music label owner

Characteristics: Hustler, selfish, urban, aggressive, violent, murderer

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Character Description

Name: Jordan

Role: Boyfriend

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: male

Age: 20’s

Occupation: Male dancer

Characteristics: Violent, murderous, urban, user, cheater, hustler of women’s money

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Character Description

Name: Ken

Role: Boyfriend

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: Male

Age: 20’s

Occupation: NBA player

Characteristics: arrogant, selfish, stuck on himself

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Character Description

Name: Tupac Shakur

Role: friend /Mentor

Ethnicity: African American

Gender: male

Age: 20’s

Occupation: Rapper

Characteristics: selfless, helper, outgoing, humorous, talents, poet, prophet

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Character Description

Name: Niecy

Role: Snitch

Ethnicity: African American (light skinned)

Gender: Female

Age: 24

Occupation: Check writer for Dahlia (hustler)

Characteristics: shy, timid, low self-esteem, weak, sneaky

Comparable Titles

Feature Film                Cost                               Opening                  Domestic Gross                        Total Gross

Precious                    $10 million                      $1,872,458              $54 million                              $63 million